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It seems Pope Francis needs to brush up on his Tertullian!

It has been reported (in The ChristLast Media, I must note) that the current Pope does not like the phrase "lead us not into temptation...

"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Did you ever wonder what rich, white, stupid, nulliparous, and way past their prime Hollyweird bimbos think about the joys of unwed motherhood?

Nope, me neither.

This cow is actually starting to make Angelina Jolie look like a genius.

Jennifer Aniston: Women Don't Need Men to Be Good Moms

Oh, just in case you aren't rich and stupid, here is a dose of reality for you: 36% of single-parent households live below the poverty line while only 6% of two-parent households do.

Put that in your jug-eared commie and smoke it.

The Sickest Thing Of The Year

From the perverts at Hawthorne Village Collectibles in Niles, IL.


The mind simply boggles, kiddies. May God have mercy on our immortal souls.

Obamaism means the extirpation of the middle class.

It is no big surprise to those of us who can read and know what to read. Still, it is disturbing to see quite a few marginally reasonable folks acting as if Ol' Dumbo Ears is just another American politician - like Millard Filmore with a tan (racist) - and giving him credit for his "good intentions". Let's just hope he's too big of a pussy to start shooting people who don't jump high enough. [Known in history as "getting his Stalin up".]

Anyway, here's a bit of common sense economics from the Wall Street Journal that Paul Krugman would call "obscurantist fascist racism".

Why I'm Not Hiring


With unemployment just under 10% and companies sitting on their cash, you would think that sooner or later job growth would take off. I think it's going to be later—much later. Here's why.

Meet Sally (not her real name; details changed to preserve privacy). Sally is a terrific employee, and she happens to be the median person in terms of base pay among the 83 people at my little company in New Jersey, where we provide audio systems for use in educational, commercial and industrial settings. She's been with us for over 15 years. She's a high school graduate with some specialized training. She makes $59,000 a year—on paper. In reality, she makes only $44,000 a year because $15,000 is taken from her thanks to various deductions and taxes, all of which form the steep, sad slope between gross and net pay.

Daniel Henninger discusses how Robert Rubin and Alan Greenspan agree that Americans should send more of their paychecks to Washington. Also, Fannie and Freddie ask for more cash within weeks of an Obama pledge to end taxpayer rescues.

Before that money hits her bank, it is reduced by the $2,376 she pays as her share of the medical and dental insurance that my company provides. And then the government takes its due. She pays $126 for state unemployment insurance, $149 for disability insurance and $856 for Medicare. That's the small stuff. New Jersey takes $1,893 in income taxes. The federal government gets $3,661 for Social Security and another $6,250 for income tax withholding. The roughly $13,000 taken from her by various government entities means that some 22% of her gross pay goes to Washington or Trenton. She's lucky she doesn't live in New York City, where the toll would be even higher.

Employing Sally costs plenty too. My company has to write checks for $74,000 so Sally can receive her nominal $59,000 in base pay. Health insurance is a big, added cost: While Sally pays nearly $2,400 for coverage, my company pays the rest—$9,561 for employee/spouse medical and dental. We also provide company-paid life and other insurance premiums amounting to $153. Altogether, company-paid benefits add $9,714 to the cost of employing Sally.

Then the federal and state governments want a little something extra. They take $56 for federal unemployment coverage, $149 for disability insurance, $300 for workers' comp and $505 for state unemployment insurance. Finally, the feds make me pay $856 for Sally's Medicare and $3,661 for her Social Security.

When you add it all up, it costs $74,000 to put $44,000 in Sally's pocket and to give her $12,000 in benefits. Bottom line: Governments impose a 33% surtax on Sally's job each year.

Because my company has been conscripted by the government and forced to serve as a tax collector, we have lost control of a big chunk of our cost structure. Tax increases, whether cloaked as changes in unemployment or disability insurance, Medicare increases or in any other form can dramatically alter our financial situation. With government spending and deficits growing as fast as they have been, you know that more tax increases are coming—for my company, and even for Sally too.

Companies have also been pressed into serving as providers of health insurance. In a saner world, health insurance would be something that individuals buy for themselves and their families, just as they do with auto insurance. Now, adding to the insanity, there is ObamaCare.

Every year, we negotiate a renewal to our health coverage. This year, our provider demanded a 28% increase in premiums—for a lesser plan. This is in part a tax increase that the federal government has co-opted insurance providers to collect. We had never faced an increase anywhere near this large; in each of the last two years, the increase was under 10%.

To offset tax increases and steepening rises in health-insurance premiums, my company needs sustainably higher profits and sales—something unlikely in this "summer of recovery." We can't pass the additional costs onto our customers, because the market is too tight and we'd lose sales. Only governments can raise prices repeatedly and pretend there will be no consequences.

And even if the economic outlook were more encouraging, increasing revenues is always uncertain and expensive. As much as I might want to hire new salespeople, engineers and marketing staff in an effort to grow, I would be increasing my company's vulnerability to government decisions to raise taxes, to policies that make health insurance more expensive, and to the difficulties of this economic environment.

A life in business is filled with uncertainties, but I can be quite sure that every time I hire someone my obligations to the government go up. From where I sit, the government's message is unmistakable: Creating a new job carries a punishing price.

Mr. Fleischer is president of Bogen Communications Inc. in Ramsey, N.J.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Hey, the World Cup is finally over. I think...

Thankfully, the quadrennial snorefest did end sometime after it began earlier this year. I guess...

I know it is hard to believe, but it was actually worse than ever. Tens of thousands of morons blew incessantly into cheap plastic horns [google "vuvuzela + brain damage] so real sports fans couldn't even take part in the best thing about soccer - the two hour in-game nap.

But it got even worse than that. The left-fascist white racist elites shouted down opposition to the dopey horns with charges of...What's the magic word, kiddies? Yes, you guessed it: RACISM. You see, kiddies, good sportsmanship is racist and so is making fun of "African culture".

Only a totalitarian could consider a $2 plastic horn that has been around for only a couple of decades a part of anybody's culture. And only white leftist racists could believe there is such a thing as "African culture". Those of us with brains [and without anti-human political agendas] know Africa has thousands of cultures and lying about that is really racist.

You see, kiddies, lefttards say others are "racist" whenever something they have done screws up the life [or ends it prematurely] of someone whose skin is the shade of...oh, I don't know...Benito Insane Okhrana's or darker. It also comes in handy when they want to intimidate their weak-minded opponents.

Sadly, it does seem to work.

Always remember kiddies: "Minds are like rectums. Don't let anyone screw with yours." [The naughty bits have been changed to protect the innocent.]

Los Straitjackets en vivo!

Real music is alive and well, kiddies. On Friday night I had the pleasure to see two great bands.

The opening act was The Eilen Jewell Band, featuring a cute little singer with a big voice and a big guitar autographed by Loretta Lynn, a VERY professional drummer, an honest-to-goodness upright bass, and an excellent guitar player who looked like The Man With No Eyes from Cool Hand Luke. Their set included covers of songs by Them [I'm Gonna Dress In Black"], Agent Orange ["Shakin' All Over"!!!!!!!!!!!!], and several selections from their Loretta Lynn tribute album ["Fist City", "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)"].

After a waaaaaay too short set by Eilen and friends, Los Straitjackets took the stage. Playing masked Mexican Surf 'N' Roll straight out of Memphis, there are no words that can do this band justice. They must be seen to be believed.

These are the kinds of bands we need to support, kiddies. Buy their cds and t-shirts [and Mexican wrestling masks in the case of Los Straitjackets] but most importantly support them by going to see them LIVE.

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First of all, the word is SEX, not GENDER. If you are ever tempted to use the word GENDER, don't. The word is SEX! SEX! SEX! SEX! For example: "My sex is male." is correct. "My gender is male." means nothing. Look it up. What kind of sick neo-Puritan nonsense is this? Idiot left-fascists, get your blood-soaked paws off the English language. Hence I am choosing "male" under protest.


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